U.S. Marshals tracked a man accused of stomping an 83-year-old man to death to Lacombe, Louisiana and arrested him after a standoff.
Twenty-three-year-old Silvano Echavarria is awaiting extradition for the brutal murder of the elderly grandfather in Pasadena, Texas.
Echavarria stomped on the victim’s head 74 times and punched him 25 times before leaving his lifeless body in a parking lot, according to the U.S. Marshals.
Echavarria fled to Lacombe after Texas authorities began to move in.
When the Marshals approached the Lacombe residence where Echavarria was staying, Echavarria refused to come out before peacefully surrendering a short time later.
“This arrest was a direct result of interagency cooperation,” U.S. Marshal Scott Illing said. “This suspect mistakenly thought he could escape justice by crossing state lines. The community can rest easy knowing our team is not discouraged by geographical boundaries and are ready to pursue fleeing felons wherever they hide.”
We have an update on the Capital Murder case involving the 85-year-old man. The suspect has been identified as 23-year-old Silano Dejesus Echavarria. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective M. Cooper at 713-475-7898 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/s4DqGloDea
— Pasadena Police Department (@PasadenaPDTX) August 8, 2018